Russian Spectacular: Downey Symphony, April 8th, 2018

Come join the Downey Symphony Orchestra for a Russian Spectacular!

Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff!

Piano Sensation Kevin Fitz-Gerald

Art Exhibit “Metallic Reflections”

April 7, 2018
Downey Theatre

Pre-Concert Lecture – 7:15pm

Purchase Tickets

Message from the Music Director


“Join us as we conclude our 59th season with some spectacular Russian flair:  Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5 and Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2.  You won’t want to miss the return of international piano sensation Kevin Fitz-Gerald as he dazzles you with his exquisite and vibrant playing.  As we do every year for our spring concert, the program will open with a piece conducted by our Baton Auction Winner.  This year’s lucky recipient is Josh Beall and he has chosen the impressive Slavonic Dance No. 1 in C major by Dvorak to kick-start this exciting evening.

We hope you will come out and support us as we wrap up another successful season, and I look forward to seeing you at the concert!”

~Sharon Lavery



Kevin Fitz-Gerald, pianist.

Canadian pianist, Kevin Fitz-Gerald, enjoys a versatile performing career as recitalist, orchestra soloist and chamber musician. His performances have garnered international acclaim and he has been recognized for his “hypnotically powerful and precise” pianism and “dynamic and distinguished” interpretations. His concert tours and performances have taken place in major concert halls, universities and concert organizations throughout the United States, Canada, China, Japan, Korea, Australia, Mexico, South America, the Mediterranean and the Caribbean. Notable venues include Carnegie Recital Hall (New York), The Mormon Tabernacle (Utah), Walt Disney Concert Hall (Los Angeles), National Arts Centre (Ottawa), Roy Thompson Hall (Toronto), Place des Arts (Montreal), Izumi Hall (Osaka), Suntori Hall (Tokyo), National Gallery (Kingston) and Town Hall (Melbourne). He has appeared with several Canadian and American orchestras including the Toronto Symphony, Montreal Symphony, Canadian Chamber Orchestra, CBC Radio Orchestra, Calgary Philharmonic, Los Angeles Camerata, Utah Chamber Orchestra and more.

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